Family of Missing Hiker Returns Home to Tennessee
Now that game wardens have significantly scaled back their search for missing Appalachian Trail hiker Geraldine Largay, her family has returned home to Tennessee. Her husband, George, says not having any sort of closure is the toughest thing to deal with.He says he last saw her on July 21st just outside Rangeley when he dropped off supplies.The two had planned to meet again three days later near Carrabassett Valley, but she didn’t show up.George says hiking the trail was something Geraldine spent months preparing for.He says he takes comfort knowing that, if she has died, she was doing something that she loved.The Largay family will hold a memorial service for Geraldine in October in Atlanta.While the search has been scaled down, The Maine Warden Service said it has not given up totally. The Maine Warden Service continues to search and investigate information related to Geraldine Largay. As recently as this past weekend and when weather and resources have permitted, game wardens and trained volunteers have searched utilizing both foot searchers and canine teams. Searching continues to be in the areas of highest probability as determined by countless interviews and analyzing of information. This area continues to be the area contained within and adjacent to the map in the attachment.Search teams are utilizing the area known as Barnjum (Mount Abram TWP) for best access to the Appalachian Trail. Wardens continue to seek information from hikers or others who have specific information related to Geraldine Largay and her journey on the AT, especially information related to the dates between Sunday, July 21 and Tuesday July 23. Those with any information should call the Public Safety Dispatch Center Augusta at (207) 624-7076 or 1-800-452-4664 (Maine only).